The Washington School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to host an upcoming webinar:
TOPIC: How can school-based health care support equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for students and families?
TIME: Wednesday, November 10, 3-4pm
With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, join us for a conversation about how school-based health care providers and staff can help support equitable access to the vaccine for children, youth and families.
Passia Abraham, Equity & Social Justice Strategist at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), will begin the discussion with DOH’s pro-equity strategies to ensure equitable vaccine access for youth and families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and ways to leverage partnerships with community-based organizations that are successfully engaging families in vaccine conversations.
Becky Reitzes, Program Manager for King County’s COVID-19 Speakers’ Bureau, will provide context for understanding vaccine hesitancy through a framework of historical and current trauma and social justice/injustices; approaches for talking with students and their families about their vaccine ambivalence, hesitancy and /or distrust; and practical strategies for engaging students to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence.
There will be time for conversation and Q&A, and additional resources will be provided. Please join us!